PHILOSOPHY in the Dialogue of Democracy and Other Political Ideologies in the North African Revolutions

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Abstract

The problems of social and political ideologies in North Africa have reached its apogee in the year 2011 thereby demanding urgent philosophical investigation. What is propelling this current change? What kind of scepter has been haunting North Africa for many decades now? What kind of political system could guarantee their rights since their hard-line monarchies have failed them and they are jostling for liberation? This value is antithetical to the prevailing ideologies that stand against their dream of a new order in that region. Using the method of analysis this paper sets out to unravel the root causes, analyze the consequences and point out the role of dialogue and philosophy in the current change. The conclusion is that the scepter of democracy, peoples’ rights and freedom and clash of civilizations are behind these revolutions and that the most appropriate means of resolving the crisis is dialogue, not by hard power or any resolutions by the super powers.

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Mbaegbu, C. (2014) PHILOSOPHY in the Dialogue of Democracy and Other Political Ideologies in the North African Revolutions. Open Journal of Philosophy, 4, 541-551. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2014.44056.

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